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How to make Chicken Momos

December 30, 2014 16:36 IST

Rediff reader and food blogger Urmimala Banerjee tells us how to make chicken momos at home.

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Here's the recipe for Steamed Chicken Momos:

Steamed chicken momos

Makes: 30 to 35 momos

Ingredients

  • 250 gm minced chicken
  • 1 medium bowl of white flour (maida)
  • 2 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic pod finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp refined vegetable oil

Method

  • Mix a pinch of salt with the flour. Knead the flour into a soft dough with warm water. Keep aside.
  • To make the filling, in a pressure cooker, add minced chicken, onion, garlic, coriander leaves and salt.
  • Add just enough water to cook the meat. Drain excess water if any.
  • Cook the meat for two whistles.
  • Make small round balls from the dough.
  • Dip them in vegetable oil and roll thinly on a plate like a roti.
  • Cut circular pieces from it using a small bowl with sharp edge.
  • Put a teaspoon of filling in the centre.
  • Bring the edges together and pinch them.
  • Make pleats and twist them with fingers to ensure a tight seal.
  • Cook the momos in a steamer for about 10 minutes. 
  • Serve with sauce of your choice.

Note: You can also deep fry the momos before serving them.

Photo: Alik Abosar

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